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EastendHomes was established in April 2005. We are registered with the Housing Corporation, are a non-profit organisation and a registered charity. We own and manage 3,681 properties that span five estates in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The organisation’s aims are to achieve both housing and community regeneration across all our estates, namely Glamis, Holland, Island Gardens, Mile End East and St. George’s.

Mission Statement

‘To provide a local housing service, which is efficient, gives value for money and meets the needs, priorities and aspirations of all residents’.

Our staff

In order to meet these goals we need to recruit people with energy and commitment. People who enjoy new challenges, learning new skills and working as part of a supportive

and dedicated team.

Our culture

EastendHomes is a modern and expanding organisation where teamwork goes hand in hand with the highest standards of professionalism.

We currently employ over 100 staff and a large number are based at our local housing centres.

We offer employment and development opportunities for both existing and prospective staff.

Whether your job involves working in a front line housing position or developing community regeneration based projects at one of our housing centres you will play a key role in assisting us to achieve our key organisational goals and objectives.

You will be working in an environment where you will be encouraged to share your ideas and experiences and receive support from your colleagues. You will be recognised and rewarded for your hard work and initiative.

You will have the opportunity to develop and expand upon your current skills base and professional knowledge by accessing a wide range of internal and external training and development opportunities.

Equality and diversity

EastendHomes is committed to equal opportunities, both as an employer and as a provider of housing and community regeneration services.

We are opposed to all forms of direct and indirect discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religious beliefs, trade union membership, marital status, sexual orientation, social background, disability or age. We seek to broaden the concept of equal opportunity beyond the issues covered by law.

We recognise that our ability to meet the needs of our customers is greatly enhanced by having a diverse work force that has the relevant experience, skills and knowledge to achieve our service objectives. And wherever possible are representative of the community we serve.

We are committed to promote equality of opportunity within our workforce. We seek to adopt policies and procedures that will make sure individuals are selected, developed and treated equitably on the basis of the criteria relevant to job performance.

We are committed to finding the most qualified person to carry out any job advertised. Applicants are assessed on their suitability for the post and our selection criteria are monitored and reviewed regularly to make sure they are justifiable and non-discriminatory.

Employee benefits

Leave entitlement

EastendHomes paid annual leave entitlement is currently between 21 days and 26 days, depending on the grade of the job. Staff accrue an additional five days leave after five years of continuous service. Staff receive two extra statutory days and two concessionary days.

Flexible benefits

A flexible benefits scheme where you choose your own benefits. You can take advantage of a range of benefits such as:

  • annual assisted health scheme for you and your family
  • annual personal health checks
  • annual gym benefit
  • childcare vouchers

Pension scheme

New staff can join the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS). Contributions are 11.7% from EastendHomes and between 4.1 and 6.1% from employees.

Payment of professional subscriptions

Offered to all employees who are full members of relevant professional bodies upon successful completion of their probationary period.

Additional benefits

Other benefits include enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity entitlements, a generous staff sick pay scheme and a variety of flexible working practices. We also operate a season ticket loan scheme for staff after the completion of their probationary period.

Terms of employment

Probationary period

All new employees are required to complete a six-month probationary period before being confirmed in post.

Salaries
Salaries are paid into a nominated bank or building society account of your choice on the last working day of each month.

Working hours

Normal standard full time working hours are 35 hours per week.

Notice period
The notice period varies according to post. The minimum period is four weeks and the maximum period is twelve weeks.

The application process

Please refer to the application pack associated with the post in which you are interested.

Travel costs

We will reimburse candidates for any reasonable costs incurred by travelling to and from interviews in excess of £10.

Any such costs must be agreed by HR prior to the travel taking place. Please note that you will need to provide us with original receipts in order to receive reimbursement.